MNN. July, 7, 2016. Corporate band and tribal council systems are set up by Canada and US to bypass our inherent traditional peoples. These councils have to implement the theft regulated by the state, province and federal governments that created them. In rotino’shonni they deal with those councils that follow Christian religious doctrines, like the Handsome Lake Code.
“What the hey! Get em off all our land!”
Regarding hydro, some corporate band councils make agreements to collect the bill from us and maybe even get a cut of it. Our natural resources are used to create power. Hydro poles are installed in our territory. Our fishing and use of our pure water is hindered to run their economy. Then we are forced to pay for the use of our own resources and power.
Prices are jacked up so we can’t pay. Smart meters are installed to cut off power at the flick of a switch. Hydro ‘scissorhand” agents are sent in to extort money from us or risk cutting off our power or not turning it back on. Then they attempt to charge us for hooking it back up!
Every onkwe’hon:weh is entitled to free power. We are guaranteed from our original agreements and teio’hateh to never be robbed on our own land.
The following are the kanion’ke:haka/Mohawks symbols of our original families of ono’ware:keh, the true natural people of the land placed here by our mother earth. This is who we are! No foreigner can come here and tell us anything! Canada signing of the UN declaration on the rights of indigenous people means, “Get off our territory. Take all your wires, poles and every other imposition. They are unlawful on rotino’shonni land!”
Bruce Springsteen sings about being cut off and put in the dark: “You can’t start a fire You can’t start a fire without a spark. This gun’s for hire. Even if we’re just dancing in the dark.”